Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Little Dresses

A couple of weekends back I decided I was going to try my hand at making some little dresses.
I had no pattern, so I ended up with a variety of sizes. Which is good when you try something new, you tend to learn from your  mistakes. :)
I most certainly did.

I made this one first, believing it should be around a size 12 month. And it is except for the neck. It is a bit smallish.
So this one is now about a size 9 month. ;)
This one is so much better than the first, isn't that how it goes?
The colors are so precious and feminine.
I believe it to be about a 3T.
At this point, I remembered a tutorial my friend Chautona posted on how to sew the bodice together.
It went SOOOO much better.
The last has to be one of my favorites... my love of yellow and blue came through on this one.
What I didn't show is that the inside lining of the bodice has yellow gingham fabric. Oh the little touches... How I love them.
Then, the yellow bias around the hem. SO sweet! I figure this one is about 18 months... maybe 2T.
I wanted to hang them on the line and take a picture of them all side by side on the laundry line, but it was a TERRIBLE storm and so, it didn't happen.
There is hardly anything sweeter than little girls in sweet little dresses... well maybe they are equaled by little boys in overalls.  :)


  1. So cute, Chas...made me LOL though...I have a dress I made for a 3 yo that was long so she could wear it for awhile...but didn't really take the neck into consideration...so twice now, I've had a kid LOVE the dress...WEAR the dress and shortly after her 4th birthday, get STUCK in the dress...eh...so it goes.

  2. They are very precious.. Do they have ties to tie the waist behind? They look wide enough that they might need it.

    Are you going to sell them? I can't decide if I like the 2nd or 3rd best!

  3. Chas, Love the dresses. I (HSB)

  4. I am so impressed that you made those without a pattern! Great job! They are lovely. :)

  5. Dearest Chas, Very sweet, just wish I had a little one to put them on. Chocolate sounds like a good little friend for your children. I have enjoyed your posts. Thanks for your time. God Bless, Cynthia

  6. Oh, Dusti, I think you like the third one best--because I like the second one!! :D
    Darling dresses, Chas!